About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. He is a specialist in American History, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Royal Deceiver

Of the many varieties of impostors, none gets more credulity more quickly than the fake aristocrat. Harry Prince-Michael-Romanoff Gerguson was one of the most successful.... More

The Common Wealth of Oil

Critics called for oil conservation, but they could barely be heard above the noise of a booming oil industry.... More

The Troubles of an American Ideal

America was tired of manufactured heroes — movie stars; politicians, bootleggers; flagpole sitters — and then came Lindbergh, the real thing: modest, courageous, ingeneous, and quietly self-confident.... More

The Royal Role of Grace Kelly

If she hadn't won an Academy Award and married the Prince of Monaco, would the media still be writing about Grace Kelly after all these... More

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